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South Korean jet diverted in Canada after bomb threat

A Korean Air passenger jet made anemergency landing at a Canadian military airbase after theairline's Los Angeles office received a bomb threat bytelephone, Canadian media said on Tuesday.

CBC said Korean Air flight 72 diverted to the Comox base onVancouver Island shortly after takeoff from Vancouver, inCanada's Pacific province of British Columbia. It landed safely,apparently without incident.

The South Korean airline's website noted that the flight,which was en route to Seoul, had been diverted.

CBC quoted the regional search and rescue coordinationcenter as saying the plane had been escorted to the militarybase by U.S. fighter jets.

The plane, a Boeing 777, had 149 passengers aboard,the Globe and Mail newspaper said.

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